RE: split string to whole words based on length
I think this kind of problem requires recursion even in 2.0: at least, if you want it to be remotely efficient. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: andrew welch [mailto:andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 26 April 2006 16:06 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: split string to whole words based on length > > I'm sure there's a good xslt 2.0 way of doing this that > doesn't involve a recursive named template or function. In > fact I'm sure it's come up a few times but I can't find it in > the archives. > > Given a string of comma delimeted words and a length, split > the string into substrings so that whole words are kept > intact with proper use of the delimiter, where no string > exceeds the length. > > So, given the following: > > <xsl:variable name="str" select="'one,two,three,four,five'" > as="xs:string"/> <xsl:variable name="length" select="10" > as="xs:integer"/> > > Should be output as: > > <words>one,two</words> > <words>three,four</words> > <words>five</words> > > As I say, I'm sure there's a quality solution to this, rather > than the long winded recursive approach. > > Any takers?
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